(From Tammy Fine, TODAY Producer)
By now you've heard from many producers on the staff here about what great jobs we have. I add my voice to everything that has been said before, we work with a fantastic group of people, we meet the famous and the infamous.
But there is a story that I have been working on for weeks that aired on this morning's show that has meant a great deal to me. It's a story on what you should do when you suffer recurrent, unexplained miscarriages. WATCH VIDEO. It's part of a series called, "I Want a Baby, " where we are focusing on what to do if you can't get pregnant, can't carry a pregnancy to term or simply can't carry your own child and plan to adopt.
Christine diPasqualle, the woman I profiled, suffered four miscarriages before being diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder and getting treatment. She went on to have two healthy children. This story is important for two reasons: the first, the sheer responsibility a producer takes on when you share a personal story like Christine's. I want to make sure I do justice to her story. But there is a second reason, equally important; I want to make sure I do you justice.
Much of our audience is made up of women and many of those women are moms or hoping to be. So when I do a story on miscarriage and how to handle the loss, move forward and try again, I keep you in mind. I try to ask myself what would you want to know if you are sitting in your kitchen this morning watching the show having recently suffered a miscarriage, how we help arm you with information.
But you should know, often the stories we cover come right from our own lives. I have twins; they are beautiful 2 year olds named Abigail and Elizabeth. Bringing them into my life wasn't easy. I suffered multiple miscarriages, one which I didn't even know was coming until I was at my doctor's for my scheduled sonogram and he saw it on the screen and told me there was nothing to do but wait for it to happen. That news is devastating. But I tell you this story, not to lay my personal life out in public, but so you know that when someone trusts us with their story, it often times is our story too, and the information we learn, the experiences we go through, often help us as producers turn around a product that I hope enlightens you, educates your and most importantly, connects with you.
If it does, let us know. If it doesn't let us know. We do this show in partnership with you. I do hope you find Christine's story both inspiring and educational.